No one really plans ahead for a devastating personal injury. It seems like one moment you are listening to a song on the radio or walking along thinking about the future. The next moment you are receiving medical treatment and your future becomes uncertain. It’s important to understand that personal injuries are life-changing. You have suffered a loss that can affect long-term health, finances and inhibit your quality of life. The last thing you want is to be another case file in a big law firm. At Sholtes Law, I provide the professional, one-on-one legal representation you deserve.
Although Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state, that does not mean claims will automatically get paid. Drivers are required to carry minimum personal injury protection coverage to cover medical bills and lost wages suffered due to a car crash. However, Big Insurance doesn’t always pay its fair share. They are corporations that work to turn a profit, not pay out claims. Many times, the carrier will pay a portion of the claim and you may be in for a fight to recover all of your losses.
The excessive cost of medical treatment also tends to exceed low minimum policy coverage levels. Once that limit has been exhausted, you may have to file a civil lawsuit against the negligent party to get fair compensation for your losses. To get a reasonable settlement, the long-term impact of the car accident should be considered. We will need to answer important questions such as:
- Did you suffer head trauma?
- Will the injury negatively affect work, range of motion and quality of life?
- Will long-term rehabilitation be necessary?
- Are you partially or permanently disabled as a result of the incident?
These issues must be resolved in a broad context. That’s why it’s imperative that you work with a personal injury attorney that can negotiate a reasonable settlement or fight for the fair compensation you deserve in court.
Slip and Falls
Every property owner has a responsibility to maintain safe walkways and staircases. Slippery floors or cluttered stairwells are dangerous forms of negligence that result in debilitating personal injuries. The hard impacts from falls can break bones, cause concussions and create long-lasting soft tissue injuries. All of this unnecessary pain and suffering was completely preventable if that property owner took responsibility in advance. That’s why it is fundamentally unfair that you should have to pay exorbitant medical bills, lose time from work and suffer agonizing pain. It’s only right that negligent property owners or their insurance companies fairly compensate you for this unfortunate incident.
There are many other types of personal injuries beyond car accidents and slip and falls. These include medical malpractice, wrongful death and defective products among others. If you have suffered a loss due to someone’s carelessness, call Sholtes Law PLLC today.